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Boiler Room Theatre raises "Rent" again

Rent at Boiler Room Theatre


Inspired by Puccini’s opera “La Boheme”, the musical, “Rent”, composed by Jonathan Larson, chronicles the life, love, tragedy and struggles of a group of young artists in New York City.

Following its April 1996 Broadway debut, “Rent” won a number of awards, including a Pulitzer Prize for Drama, four Tony Awards and the New York Drama Critics Circle Award for Best Musical. Unfortunately, Larson never lived to see the success of "Rent", dying at the age of 36 from an undiagnosed heart condition on the eve of the pre-Broadway opening night at the New York Theater Workshop in January of 1996. Twelve years later, the cast of “Rent” performed their last show on September 7, 2008 at the Nederlander Theatre in NY City.

On October 1, 2010, the Boiler Room Theatre revived and raised “Rent” again in Franklin, Tennessee, filling the house with an amazingly talented cast of fifteen: Mike Baum, Christina Candilora, Michael Holder, Ryan Leyhue, Laura Matula, Ciaran McCarthy, Valerie Navarre, James Rudolph, Alan Smith, Karrah Tines, Laura Thomas, Heather Trabucco, Ben Van Diepen, David Williams, and Jeffrey Williams. This all-star cast brings the combined experience of over 100 stage productions to the Boiler Room Theatre, located at the back of The Factory in Franklin.

The show’s producer, Neely Green, heads an exceptional team of directors, designers, choreographers and musicians: Corbin Green, Lauri Gregoire, Jamey Green, Melissa Cannon, Melissa Williams, Dale Herr, Matthew Woodruff, Doug Bright and Rick Malkin.

The limited engagement runs from October 1-31, Tuesday, Thursday, Friday and Saturday evenings, beginning at 8:00p.m. (doors open at 7:30), and Sunday, Oct. 17 and 31 at 2 p.m. Tickets can be ordered online at or by phone: 615-794-7744. Audiences that have filled The Boiler Room Theatre for the first three shows have been filling the Nashville community with their raving reviews reaching all the way to Broadway. Make this weekend a memorable and enjoyable experience of life and love. Come make some memories in Franklin while you still can. Rent is only played through October.